Unique Wedding Venues
Discover Our Unusual Wedding Venues
We can offer you two venues for a beautiful outdoor wedding in Essex: Tey Brook Orchard or Chalkney Water Meadows. Both of these are perfect if you want to do something different for your big day, and on this page you can find out about what makes them unique.
Tey Brook Orchard is a woodland venue that is hidden away from the world, and it is perfect for a quirky wedding in Essex for parties with up to 80 to 100 guests. Here, you will find 10 fixed dwellings on wooden platforms spaced around the site, providing accommodation for up to 36 guests.
Accommodation includes six bell tents, two yurts, a shepherd’s hut and even a converted grain silo. You can also hire additional bell tents in the orchard to provide your guests with a luxury glamping experience, or tell your guests to bring their own tents, which they can pitch for a small £20 fee.
Chalkney Water Meadows
Chalkney Water Meadows in the Colne Valley is hidden away amongst ancient woodland next to a picturesque river and a tree-lined lake. It’s a stunning location for an outdoor wedding in Essex, and you can enjoy exclusive use of the venue for the whole weekend.
This venue is popular with larger groups who want a bit more space. We will pitch up 20 or more luxurious bell tents looking over the picturesque lake, and each tent can sleep between one and five guests. Or stay in Waterlily Lodge, our cosy log cabin that makes for a perfect wedding suite.
There is plenty of space to enjoy outdoor fun and festivities, and you’ll even find a ‘Getting Ready’ tent that comes with mirrors, seats, a table and everything the bride and bridesmaids need to prepare.
Book Your Chosen Venue
Like the look of Tey Brook Orchard? Or do you prefer Chalkney Water Meadows? Whichever of our unusual wedding venues you prefer, you can book easily. Simply choose your preferred wedding venue and check the availability online (we recommend booking early!). Then email for more information on email@example.com.
Why Choose Browning Bros.?
Based at Tey Brook Farm, just 6 miles South-West of Colchester, Essex in the village of Great Tey, Browning Bros. provide luxury glamping accommodation, alternative wild weddings, corporate & team building events, and much more. Looking for something out of the ordinary? You've come to the right place.
"Literally there is everything you could possibly need here. It’s so well equipped and in a stunning location. The worst part is that you have to leave. We hired out the whole venue for the weekend to have a family get together and it was absolutely perfect! Can not recommend the place and the owners highly enough. If you want a chilled out space to relax and enjoy yourselves then this is THE place to be. Only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. Awesome. Created some wonderful memories."
"Absolutely loved our time at a Teybrook Orchard. Facilities were perfect. The marquee and awning is a fantastic space for a large group to be together and still feel spacious and not on top of each other. Every member of our party was so thrilled with the accommodation, it was a fantastic weekend. Thank you so much, will definitely recommend you and will certainly be coming back!"
"Chalkney Water Meadows was such a fantastic venue for our festival-style corporate event! It’s such a beautiful spot in the countryside but with all the amenities for a really great party, regardless of the weather. Helen was really helpful, putting us in contact with suppliers and discreetly being on hand for the big event. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue for what turned out to be a fabulous day."
"Just wanted to say thank you once more! Everything was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have wished for a more beautiful place for our wedding to take place! You have been really helpful, responsive and flexible around our (many!) questions and queries so we really appreciate it :)"
"We just wanted to email to say the biggest thankyou from us both for yesterday. We had an absolutely amazing day and we are so so happy that we were able to celebrate at your venue with all our family and friends. They all loved the site. Your help from the beginning has been fantastic and a real pleasure to work with you guys."
"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you on behalf of Tom and I for a truly magical day. We had an absolutely amazing time, I honestly don't think that it could have gone better. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts. The log cabin was amazing, we were so sad to leave there yesterday, but alas all good things have to come to an end."
“What heroes Nat and Arch were. Thank you so much for giving our party such snazzy boogie shoes- you handled all the drunken 50 year olds brilliantly with the increasingly slurred requests. The sound system was fab and the lights really made the party glow and twinkle. Everybody loved it! Thank you so much guys.”
“Walked in, shown around the most beautiful place ever! Then followed by Dan proposing. Best start to a holiday. Such a beautiful setting. Well laid out and very well equipped, brilliant service. Archie is lovely, very polite and accommodating. Thank you!”
“Archie and Nat were amazing. We have had the best weekend. Wow what a beautiful place. We will back again and would highly recommend. The showers were fab and hot. The toilet facilities were super too. Kitchen is amazing with everything you need. Thanks to you both.”
“Still keep thinking about our amazing day. I know we’re biased but it was seriously the best wedding we’ve ever been to. This is the thoughts of all our guests too. Cant thank you enough for making it such a success!”